Activities in Basseterre

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A small but busy town on the southwest coast of St. Kitts, Basseterre is unique because it is home to two different town squares.  “The Circus” is geared towards tourism, while “Independence Square” is more for quiet sightseeing as visitors walk through town glimpsing historic building.  Although there is plenty to do in either area and throughout the rest of town, one of the most popular activities is shopping.  Leather handicrafts, woven baskets, and locally created clothing are particularly good finds and you can get great deals on jewelry at the Pelican Mall.  

Bike and Scooter Rental

Short term visitors and long term guests both agree that renting a scooter can add a number of options of exploration during your stay in Basseterre. Whether you choose to simply cruise the streets, or use them for transportation, bikes and scooters can expand the scope of your vacation.

If you like the idea of riding in the open air, there are two businesses that can help you. Anyone who needs to obtain more information about this topic can do so here.


Basseterre Diving

Divers coming to Basseterre will not be displeased; colorful coral reefs are found just off the coast, ready to be explored.

There are 3 dive operators and at least 7 different dive sites to choose from. To visit our complete guide to diving opportunities in this area, follow this link.


Speedy 4 Charters

Basseterre has its very own reef just off shore. This underwater ecosystem provides the area with an abundance of fish that anglers can test their skills with.

Enjoy fishing? There are a pair of fishing charters that operate in this area. For more about this topic, read this article about deep sea fishing in this area.


St. Kitts Golf

If you like to play golf you may already know that Basseterre isn't overloaded with golf greens. Nevertheless, there is one course in the area. The only course in the area is Royal St. Kitts Golf Club. If you want to find more details concerning golf courses throughout St. Kitts can do so here.

Sailing and Boating

Speedy 4 Charters

Additional information about firms that can help you get out on the water can be seen here:

Boating Opportunities In And Around Basseterre
Name Phone Location
Blue Water Safaris (869) 466-4933 Downtown Basseterre
Captain Sunshine (869) 663-9290 Old Road Town, 5.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Basseterre
Leeward Islands Charters (869) 465-7474 Downtown Basseterre
Speedy 4 Charters (869) 466-1472 0.5 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Basseterre

If you'd like to learn about charter operators and local marinas follow this link.


Royal Gems

If there are some folks who enjoy window shopping vacationing with you, they might be interested to know that there are at least 87 retailers in this area. Visit this page if you need details on shopping in Basseterre.


National Museum

Another great option is spending a day soaking in the sights and culture of Basseterre. The area's sights include 9 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. To visit our complete page about sightseeing attractions and opportunities, see this page.

Glance through this table for details on a firm that can help you have a great time enjoying the local sights.

Sightseeing Services In Basseterre
Name Phone Location
Flamboyant Tours (869) 466-3840 Downtown Basseterre
Greg's Safaris (869) 465-4121 0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Basseterre
Kantours ATV (869) 465-2098 Downtown Basseterre
Mariah Tours (869) 466-1605 Downtown Basseterre
Pereira Tours (869) 665-1943 Downtown Basseterre
Tropical Tours (869) 465-4167 Downtown Basseterre


Greg's Safaris

If you love snorkeling there's good news -- you'll have the chance while vacationing in Basseterre. Make your way to this article which is all about snorkeling if you'd like to learn better specifics.


Enjoying a spa just might be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. If you enjoy going to spas, you'll be pleased to know there are several options. To find out more about the options, see this page.

Other Activities

Details concerning lots of other activities are summarized below.

Other Activities In And Around Basseterre
Name Type Phone Location
Beach Addiction Watersports Operator (869) 765-4246 Frigate Bay, 2.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Basseterre
Life Fitness Centre Fitness Centers and Instructors (869) 465-4416 Downtown Basseterre
Mr. X Water Sports Watersports Operator -- Frigate Bay, 2.5 mi. East-Southeast of Central Basseterre
Ocean View Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (869) 466-6594 Downtown Basseterre
St. Kitts Megaplex 7 Movie Theater (869) 466-4777 Downtown Basseterre
St. Kitts Scenic Railway Scenic Railway (869) 465-7263 4.2 mi. Northwest of Central Basseterre
Warner Park Sports Complex Sporting Event Venue -- Downtown Basseterre

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